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Contenders to be Britain's new Brexit PM

London - On a day of high political drama in Britain on Thursday, five people put their names forward in the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and Conservative party leader after he resigned following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Putin says 'traumatic effect' of Brexit vote to last long

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned that the fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union would last a long time.

British royals to commemorate Somme 100th anniversary in France

Albert - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were on Thursday set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle in British history in which 20,000 men died on the first day of combat alone.

Michael Gove: The man who betrayed his allies twice

London - A bespectacled intellectual with a low-key public image, Michael Gove emerged as an unlikely force behind the Brexit campaign and a Machiavellian political player after rebelling against his former friend and ally, Prime Minister David Cameron.

Theresa May: tough minister, unifying post-Brexit PM?

London - Britain's tough-talking interior minister Theresa May has avoided the Conservative party in-fighting that dominated the EU referendum campaign, making her a strong contender to replace leader David Cameron as premier.

Johnson pulls out of race to be Britain's Brexit PM

London - Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson on Thursday ruled himself out of the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in a bombshell announcement just a week after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Britain's Theresa May launches bid to succeed PM

London - British interior minister Theresa May announced her bid to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday, saying negotiations to leave the European Union should not begin before the end of the year.

Brexit campaigner Gove bids to succeed Cameron as UK prime minister

London - Leading Brexit campaigner and Justice Minister Michael Gove on Thursday announced a surprise bid to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, launching a sensational attack on referendum ally Boris Johnson, who is also expected to run.

Brexit allies fall out in fierce battle to succeed Cameron

London - Brexit campaigner Michael Gove announced a surprise bid Thursday to become Britain's next prime minister, in a blow for his close ally Boris Johnson's chances, as turmoil gripped both the country's main political parties after the shock vote to leave t...

Brexit: A tumultuous week

London - A snapshot of key developments since Britain set off a political earthquake by voting last week to leave the European Union.

Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama

Ottawa - Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Albanian PM calls for European revival

Tirana - Albania's Prime Minister says his resolve to join the European Union has not been shaken by Brexit but has called for a "substantial change" in the nature of the bloc's leadership to ensure its survival.

Hollande says Brexit won't change Channel migrant deal

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Britain's vote to leave the EU should not affect a deal to stop migrants crossing the Channel, which led to many being stuck at camps in Calais.

Ecuador denounces spying on Assange at London embassy

Geneva - Ecuador's foreign minister voiced suspicion on Wednesday that British intelligence was perpetually spying on his country's embassy in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is camped out. "There are cameras everywhere.

Spain, France reject Scottish role in Brexit talks

Brussels - Spanish and French leaders on Wednesday rejected any possibility of Scotland having a separate role in talks between Britain and the European Union after the Brexit vote.

Dutch petition for Nexit vote gets over 56,000 signatures

Den Haag - Dutch campaigners have gathered more than 56,000 signatures on a petition calling for The Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU, in the wake of the Brexit bombshell.

'For heaven's sake man, go,' Cameron tells opposition leader

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday told the leader of the main opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing a revolt from MPs, to step down in the national interest.

Race opens to find Brexit Britain's new leader

London - The ruling Conservatives fired the gun Wednesday on the race to pick Britain's next premier after a shock Brexit vote, as departing David Cameron turned his fire on beleaguered opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

East Europeans defiant in Brexit heartland

Boston - Eastern European immigrants in Britain's Brexit capital are defiant despite over three quarters of locals voting to leave the EU."Are British people going to the factory working?

Sanders: Brexit's message could draw Trump support in U.S.

New York - The same popular frustration that saw a majority of Britons vote to abandon the EU could send droves of disgruntled Americans into the arms of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders warned on Wednesday.

EU warns Britain on life after Brexit

Brussels - Britain got its first taste Wednesday of a future outside the EU as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone.

EU's Juncker to meet Scotland's first minister on Wednesday: Spokesman

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels Wednesday with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said she plans to defend Scotland's place in the EU after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Brussels - EU leaders gave Britain breathing space Tuesday by accepting it needed time to absorb a shock Brexit vote before triggering a divorce but insisted the crunch move could not wait months.

EU's Juncker says Britain doesn't have 'months to meditate'

Brussels - Britain does not have "months to meditate" on the next steps following the Brexit vote, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday.

EU leaders understand 'dust needs to settle' after Brexit vote: Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders appreciate that the situation needs to calm down in Britain following the Brexit vote before the next steps can be taken, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said Tuesday.

Cameron says no regrets on holding EU referendum

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that he did not regret holding the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union despite the surprise victory for the campaign to leave the bloc.

Cameron tells EU free movement reform 'key' to post-Brexit ties: UK govt source

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders Tuesday they should consider reforming rules on freedom of movement, a Downing Street source said, after Britain voted to leave the bloc.

Brexit throws spanner into EU climate policy

London - Britain's exit from the European Union may erode the bloc's leadership role in fighting climate change and stymie crucial efforts to set more ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gases, officials and experts said Tuesday.

Is Brexit good news for Trump? It's not that simple

Washington - On the face of it, Britain's shock vote to exit the European Union looked like manna from heaven for Donald Trump -- angry voters had embraced the anti-establishment, anti-elite brand of politics he is offering Americans.

Brexit backtrack: 'Leave' camp promises unravel

London - Brexit campaign leaders had barely picked themselves up off the floor after their surprise EU referendum victory when they began to back-pedal on a number of promises.
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